The 34th Sundance Film Festival takes place next month, running January 18-28, with a lineup consisting of 121 features, 69 shorts, and 24 installations, performances, AI, and VR experiences.
For the past seven years, I’ve profiled the feature documentary programming in advance of the festival, offering background about the exciting new crop of films. My 2018 lineup focus begins tomorrow with the US Documentary Competition and will continue film-by-film, section-by-section, until I’ve covered the more than 50 nonfiction titles this year, wrapping up just before the festival starts.
Please note that I am not reviewing these films – as a Documentary Programming Associate for Sundance, they are all recommended. These profiles simply include select background about the filmmakers, noting past Sundance projects where applicable, and why readers should seek out the docs, either during the festival or later in the year at other upcoming festivals and/or in release. For a sample, check out last year’s series, which began here.